Bella Italia - Hempstead Valley

(108 Reviews)
Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 3PD
Italian

Average

Main course: £8
Food spend: £20

Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday: 09:00 - 22:00
Friday to Saturday: 09:00 - 23:00.

Restaurant description

Bright, funky and colourful, Bella Italia Hempstead Valley is a bustling eatery that's perfect for the whole family. Alongside the great selection of Mediterranean recipes, there are fun additions like vintage Vespa scooters, a rustic gelato cart filled with irresistible flavours, and a large al fresco seating area to make the most of any good weather.

With authentic Italian ingredients sourced from real Italian-family producers, the Bella Italia menu is filled with dishes to suit every appetite. Enjoy a delicious pizza, hand-stretched for a thin & crispy base, or one of their many pasta dishes, with fresh pasta produced by the Gaetarelli family near Lake Garda, and lasagne made in-house every day to a traditional Italian family recipe. The menu also features a selection of fresh salads, tasty Italian classics & family favourites from the grill.

Enjoy a complementing glass from Bella Italia’s extensive wine list, or celebrate something special with a glass of Prosecco or a signature Italian cocktail, like the classic Aperol Spritz. Kids can also enjoy a tasty Italian feast from the kids menu at Bella Italia restaurant in Hampstead, with a trip to the gelato cart offering the perfect ending to any meal.

Bringing crowd-pleasing Mediterranean flavours and funky style to the Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre in London, Bella Italia Hempstead Valley is a 12-minute drive from Rainham Rail Station.

Customer reviews for Bella Italia - Hempstead Valley
3.7
(based on 108 reviews)

79%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
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  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (6)
  • breakfast (9)
  • business (7)
  • child friendly (27)
  • dinner (69)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (30)
  • lunch (47)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (10)
  • romantic (14)
  • trendy (18)
  • value (31)
  • By Tracy F from Sittingbourne
    28 October 2019

    Friendly staff and lovely food. This time dining I tried something new and thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • By Clair N from Rochester, Kent
    26 August 2019

    Staff were amazing. Extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble. A really enjoyable meal.

  • By Ipek U from Gillingham
    19 August 2019

    Slow service

  • By Jacqueline P from Hempstead
    23 January 2019

    The restaurant was clean and the lights were unusual but could have been a little dimmer. My dinner was nice although one of my friends said hers was not very hot. Polite, helpful staff.

  • By Kevin N from Hempstead valley
    12 January 2019

    Far too long a wait for service drinks were left on the bar that we had ordered for over 20 mins food was cold when received .... real shame as waitress was nice and you could see working hard but just not enough staff for a sat night

  • By Sarah C from Gillingham
    29 September 2018

    Took ages for our food, Service was good

  • By Guest S from Chatham
    4 May 2018

    Disappointing service, food and place. Never again.

  • By Paul P from Gillingham
    6 April 2018

    Excellent food, Excellent service and Excellent atmosphere. What more can be said

  • By Sandra W from Gillingham
    14 March 2018

    The waitress was rushed of her feet but gave a service way beyond what I would have expected under those circumstances . She was cheerful , polite and very helpful . Unfortunately the dish my cousin ordered for her birthday treat had to be adjusted due to something having been not available which did spoil the quality of the food , however the staff did everything they could and therefore we did have a lovely evening .

  • By Jean P from Gillingham Kent
    31 January 2018

    Everything great except felt price of soft drinks, eg lemonade and diet coke which cost £3.39 for a pint. I can buy a litre for less than £1! Service charge was a bit much!!!

Restaurant Location Map
Bella Italia - Hempstead Valley
Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 3PD